Independence Day: Akeredolu pardons 18 convicted inmates

Ondo security trust fund

— commutes deaths sentence of 26 others to life imprisonment

Dayo Johnson Akure

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has granted state pardon to 18 convicted inmates of the correctional centres within the state.

Akeredolu equally commuted to life imprisonment 26 different inmates on loss of life row.

This was contained in an announcement issued and signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.

Olatunde stated the gesture by the governor was made in commemoration of this 12 months Independence anniversary.

The assertion reads: “In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Paragraph (d) of sub-section (1) of Section 212 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as Amended, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has granted State pardon to 18 convicted inmates.

“The Governor also commutted to life imprisonment twenty six (26) other inmates who were condemned to death by the various Courts in the state.

“The convicts were released having shown remorse and are of good conduct at the correctional centres.”

While charging them to be of fine conduct and stay a crime-free life, the governor urged the general public to not discriminate in opposition to them as they reintegrate again to the society.

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